Northampton Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Catasauqua: Concert scheduled for June 14

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Groovitude will perform at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St., 7-10 p.m. June 14.

Don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.


St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will be holding its annual block party 6-10 p.m. June 20, 21 and 22.

There will be homemade goods, bingo in the air-conditioned hall, a bake sale, basket and money raffles and games for adults and children.

There will be a children’s lip sync contest June 21 and a Minute To Win It event June 22.

Moore Township: Salem schedules flea market

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is having a flea market 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15.

Food will be available. Vendors are wanted.

For more information and to reserve a space for the flea market, call 610-759-5780.


Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, is having Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. June 17-21.

A light, kid-friendly meal will be served 5:30 p.m. each evening.

For more information, contact the church at 610-837-1741. To register online, visit


Northampton: Municipal pool is open for the season

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Municipal Pool, 1599 Laubach Ave., is now open for the season. Hours are noon-7 p.m.

Dip-N-Dances are planned for 1-3 p.m. June 25 and July 16.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2019-20 school year.

The 2-year-old play group class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

Coplay: Party set for June 15

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay 150th anniversary birthday party is scheduled for noon-10 p.m. June 15 at Samuel Balliet Stadium, 131 N. Eighth St.

The event is free to the public.

There will be food trucks.

Craig Thatcher Band will perform 1:15-3:30 p.m., followed by Philadelphia Funk Authority 4-6:30 p.m. and Brian Dean Moore Band 7-9:30 p.m.

Cat Country 96 radio station will broadcast live 7-8:30 p.m.

One-hundred-fifty candle lanterns will be released 9 p.m.

The night will end with a fireworks show 9:30 p.m.

Lehigh Township: Hope Lutheran plans VBS

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will hold Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-noon July 8-12. There will be a closing program 7 p.m. July 12.

The theme, “To Mars and Beyond,” will have children journeying through space and exploring where God’s power can take them.

VBS is for children ages 3 years old, and potty trained, to children who will be completing sixth grade in June.

Registrations can be made at or by calling the church office at 610-767-7203.

T-shirts are provided for each student who is registered by June 16.

Allen/East Allen townships: Lappawinzo to hold breakfast June 16

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon June 16.

It is open to the public.

There is a cost.


Last call to register for East Allen Township’s summer camp.

Sign-ups are being accepted at the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd. The camp runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17-Aug. 1 at Bicentennial Park for ages 5-12.

For more information, contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.



Monday, June 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Registration for summer kids program (for Catasauqua residents in first through seventh grades), 5-6 p.m., at the large pavilion of Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St. Mandatory parent meeting will follow. Camp will be held 9-11 a.m. June 11-Aug. 2 at the Catasauqua park.

• Movie: “Star Trek” (2009), 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Rock painting event (organized by Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church’s women’s group), 7 p.m., at 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township

Northampton Area Public Library: Sign up for summer programs

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Summer programs and the summer reading challenge have begun for all ages. Sign up now!


The Munchkin Music program is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 11 for babies and toddlers and 11 a.m. for preschool children. Registration is required.


What to do when your kids don’t want your stuff? Are you preparing to move or downsize? Join Jill from Senior Moves By Design 1:30 p.m. June 12 to learn how clutter can affect your health, how to decide what to keep and let go and to whom or where to give your unwanted stuff. Registration is required.


Catasauqua: Enroll now for summer camp

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA is currently enrolling for weekly summer day camp programs at the YMCA, 880 Walnut St. Camp runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays June 17-Aug. 23.

Summer day camp is for children ages 5 to 14 years old. There are optional extended hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Campers will participate in a variety of activities, including theme weeks, nature adventures, sports, arts and crafts, special events, water games, field trips and daily swim time at the Catasauqua pool. Daily lunch will be distributed to all campers.

Coplay: Library hosts events

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library embarks on a series of summer programs this month.

Blast Off into Reading storytime with Miss Veronica and Miss Janice will be 11 a.m.-noon June 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The free Monday movie event is 5-7 p.m. The library will be showing “Star Trek” (2009), June 10; “Star Trek into Darkness,” June 17; and “Star Trek Beyond,” June 24.

The annual summer reading program unfolds this month. The theme is “A Universe of Stories.”